Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Didn't their moms tell them that it is rude?

Matt's been gone a lot lately as he's already working at the new shop and staying with his dad during the week. So I am a single mom most of the time. Lately, I've been noticing that more and more people are staring at me when I am out with the kids. And I don't mean that they are just fixing their gaze on us longer than is socially acceptable. I mean people are slowing their cars, pointing and talking about us. I guess it could be that Hanna is adorable. Somewhat more likely it that I look like a lunatic as I try to manage Damon and Kira with Hanna on my hip. But I presume it is because I have *gasp* 5 children. I'm used to people commenting to me about our family size, and so far it has been pretty positive, but I don't see why that would warrant a stare. I think I'm going to have to learn to stare back, lean over to one of my kids, tell them a joke, giggle and continue staring. I grew up with lots of siblings, I should be able to handle myself in a staring contest.

If not I'll have to get us all new t-shirts from Cafe Press with "Yes they are all mine." or "Yes I know what causes this." OR if all else fails I should just buy the kids shirts that say "STOP STARING AT MY MOM'S TITS." Yes, that should do it.


Melanie said...

I seem to be noticing more looks and/or comments from people lately when out with our 5, too.

Cakes said...

ok ok. I'll stop staring.

Melissa said...

i like the last comment. lol

People are dumbarses. They just don't know any better. I've had people ask me if I'm mormon or four kids is insanely odd? I must be catholic..

Or worse..a baby-making cult? Tell them you're trying to counter balance all the rude and stupid people in the world.

Love the flowers in grandpa's garden. Are you all missing him a bunch? (((((((((Hugs)))))))

Send me an email, I've been trying to send them to you and they come back. :o(